7.084 Braised Assorted Wild Mushrooms & Mixed Vegetables in Casserole

7.084

29 (Tue) March 2016

Braised Assorted Wild Mushrooms & Mixed Vegetables in Casserole

4.0

at Li Li

(New World Manila Bay)

-Malate, Manila-

solo

As mentioned yesterday, we’ll be hosting an official K staff dinner at Li Li, tomorrow, for the first time.

Under pressure to make a good impression so that we may continue to hold more events at my favorite restaurant in town, I called for an exploratory dinner last night with some junior staff to try out a few new items for potential inclusion on the menu (see generally 7.083 Crispy-Fried Prawns…), but clearly no to each and every one.

I returned this evening, by myself, to try out a couple more.

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Sichuan-Style Wok-Fried Shrimps (3.25) : not remarkable, but perfectly respectable as a simple appetizer.

Complete opposite of yesterday’s outcome, both dishes tonight turned out to be surefire winners.

The Braised Assorted Wild Mushrooms & Mixed Vegetables in Casserole was amazing.  Beyond what the name might suggest, the dish comprised a comprehensive melange of vegetables, including bokchoy, kailan, asparagus, broccoli, baby corn, mushrooms, as well as deep-fried cloves of garlic, plus glass vermicelli, all immersed in a delicate broth of dried shrimp.  The ultimate light-yet-hearty-simple-yet-sophisticated (LYHSYS) dish.  I could eat this every meal of every day.

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